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09/21/2020 - 09/25/2020
Virtual Conference Room

OpenTox 2020 Virtual Conference

A Global Meeting for a Safer World

21 - 25 September 2020

The OpenTox 2020 Conference activity will take place online 21 - 25 September supported by online tools for poster presentations, webinars, hackathon, and communications (OpenTox Slack). Join our OpenTox ResearchGate Project now to stay informed. 

Organising Group:

Barry Hardy, Priyanka Banerjee, Timea Polgar, Pranika Singh, Connor Hardy, Huixiao Hong, Tim Dudgeon, Asish Mohapatra, Suguna Sakkiah, Sucheendra Kumar Palaniappan, Dario Greco, Kasper Renggli, Hanan Osman-Ponchet, Danilo Basili, Hongbin Yang, Tommaso Serchi

Call for Abstract:

Interested candidates can participate by submitting their abstracts; each conference topic will have a session chair and invited speakers. We will also hold a virtual poster session involving online posters and video descriptions. These will be viewable during the conference and will be accompanied by a virtual discussion with the presenter. Please provide your abstract through the following form before 14 September 2020.


Registration for the conference is €100 for non-students, €50 for students (up to PhD level), and will include an OpenTox membership. The conference has free registration for current OpenTox Association members (€100 regular membership, €50 for students, good through the end of 2021). The details for access to the virtual meeting will be sent to your email upon completion.

Bursary Award: 

Complimentary Membership to the top five Applications. Please submit your application before 14 September 2020. Apply now

Internship program: 

OpenTox interns will be invited to a) create an OpenTox Inventory of all Open Global Resources and Software in Toxicology and Risk/Safety Assessment, b) help with the organizational work of the conference, c) actively participate in and contribute to conference events such as the hands-on hackathon and career fair. Please submit your application before 14 Septmeber. Apply now.


  • Virtual poster session accompanied by scheduled discussions per sub-session (poster shared folder, web meeting and Slack). Posters will be available for viewing all week and discussion via Slack. 
  • Each poster session topic will have a short presentation and discussion of the posters via gotomeeting
  • Predictive Toxicology and Safety Assessment Hackathon (Github, Web meeting and Slack) will run all week where groups can work hands-on in teams on problems
  • Key Topic Webinars will be held on each topic


Computational Toxicology, Integrated in silico and in vitro approaches, OpenTox Resources (open science, open data, open software), Drug Discovery, Cosmetics Assessment, Endocrine Disruption, Natural Products, Adverse Outcome Pathways, Data Science and Resources, New Algorithms and Methods, Machine Learning and AI, Testing, Kinetics, and Exposure Modelling, Risk Assessment, Safety Biomarkers, Translational Bioinformatics, Systems Toxicology, Investigational Toxicology, Tiered Strategies, (Multi-)Organ-on-chip Testing systems, Toxicokinetics, Toxicodynamics, Chemical and Biological Read Across, Toxicogenomics, Stratified Clinical Trial Design, Clinical Data Management, Real World Evidence, Text Mining Applications in Toxicology, AI and Patient Decision Making, Patient self-diagnostics, Patient Monitoring and Safety, SafebyDesign Product Development.

Special Topic for poster session – COVID-19: 

  • COVID-19 Data Management and Applications
  • Using ADME/Tox in Drug Discovery profiling of new candidate molecules against SARS-CoV-2
  • Biological Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 - Cellular Interactions in Multiple Organs in the Human Body
  • Biophysical Simulations of SARS-CoV-2 - Protein and Membrane interactions
  • Modelling Antibody - SARS-CoV-2 interactions and specificity
  • Drug Repurposing Modelling and Design against SARS-CoV-2
  • Modelling of SARS-CoV-2Vaccine Candidates for Safety Assessment
  • Analysis and modelling of Epidemiological data
  • PCR Data Management and Analysis
  • Predictive Safety Models within Social Distancing Environments

OpenTox COVID-19 Hackathon: 

The OpenTox COVID-19 Hackathon will run all week starting with the definition of problems and teams at the start of the week, work during the week on Slack and Github and team presentations, and awards the last day of the conference. Learn more